APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013
MET 2910 Mathematics
Responsible for the course
Department of Economics
According to study plan
Language of instruction
This is a basic course in mathematics. The course is a compulsory part of the bachelor programs in business administration subjects. The course will be carried out during the first year over two terms. The first term will contain basic algebra, functions with one variable, and will give a basis for the main part of the course, which is in the second term.
Learning process and workload
This course is taught over one year and consists of an introductory part of 36 hours and an advanced part of 48 hours. The introductory section is carried out with one session per. week during the fall semester and the advanced section with two session’s per. week in the spring semester, each session lasting at least for two hours. The lectures will review key parts of the curriculum. Some topics that are reviewed in the introduction part can be known for certain.
Exercises presented by the students will be a key part of lectures and feedback will be given through review and discussion of the exercises. Each week there will be prepared a work programme with literature references and tasks will be prepared. Students must acquire the substance in the reference literature and solve problems. Some of the tasks will be discussed in plenary sessions.
Two assignments, one in each semester, should be submitted. These will be posted 14 days before the deadline. After the answers have been, the students will receive feedback through a discussion and review of the solution in class.
Recommended use of time:
The final grade in the course based on the following elements:
- Individual assignment 1 is given halfway through the semester, graded as pass / fail.
- A three-hour individual multiple-choice exam given at the end of the fall semester, accounting for 20% of the final grade in the course
- Individual assignment Task 2 is given halfway through the semester, graded as pass / fail.
- A four-hour individual written exam given at the end of the spring semester accounts for 80% of the final grade in the course
The first assignment and the multiple-choice exam are given in connection with the introduction of the course in the fall semester. The other assignment and the written examinations are given in connection with the continuation of the course in the spring semester.
All parts of the exam must be passed for the exam to be accepted, but a re-sit in one part can be done separately.
Students register for the 2911 MET for the fall term and 2912 for the spring term.
MET 29101 - Assignment Task 1, assessed with a pass / fail.
MET 29102 – Multiple-choice exam, exam accounts for 20% of the final grade in the course MET 2910 Mathematics for Economists, 7.5 credits.
MET 29103 - Assignment Task 2, assessed with a pass / fail.
MET 29104 - Written exam, exam accounts for 80% of the final grade in the course MET 2910 Mathematics for Economists, 7.5 credits
Examination support materials
Multiple-choice exam – none
Written examination - all support materials plus exam Calculator TEXAS INSTRUMENTS BA II Plus ™
Under exam information in the Student Handbook on the web support materials at written examinations are specified, especially the use of calculator. http://www.bi.no/studiehandbok/hjelpemidler
A re-sit is held every term.